The Secretary-General of the United Nations recently released a report focusing on the promotion and protection of human rights as they pertain to older persons, including an analysis of national capacity-building and examples of good practices at the national level.

The report examines the rights of older persons in the context of both international policy documents on ageing and international legal instruments.   In addition existing infringements on the rights of older persons are highlighted, namely those regarding age discrimination and abuse and violence.